hope all is well presents:
iris AT The monkey house
WITH father figuer, belly up
DATE: saturday, JUNE 9TH
VENUE: the monkey house [30 Main St, Winooski, VT 05404]
"Beloved Toronto-based shoegaze band Iris broke up in 2015 but has returned from the dead to bring us some new tunes. Their single, "Touch", is an emotional knockout punch that sees the band firing on all cylinders. The song itself functions sort of like a Tarantino movie, merging homage and pastiche with the band's own sensibilities to create something that is both familiar and nostalgic, yet contemporary and uniquely their own." - NOISEY
In family photos the seasons of Vermont hang wholesome and idyllic. Frost's America invites you with it's small town hospitality, it's rolling green conifers. For its visitors, it is a calendar page or a Yankee candle. For it's residents, there is a loneliness; An empty belly that comes with the winter. During the long hibernation, an ever growing hunger. Belly Up explores the darker side of seemingly idyllic states, every song shaped and howling like an unrelenting winter wind. Though dark and oftentimes despondent, Belly Up captures the clarity and calm one may find after a loss and delivers it to the listener in a way that sounds like a Vermont winter feels; sometimes dark, sometimes light, always bracing.